I hope this soggy week finds you well! I hope this weather means Fall is on the way. Bring on the flannel/sweatshirt weather!
We’re excited to jump back into groups this week and I know students are pumped to be back as well. It’s Worship in the Round week, so our time inside Hudson Hall will look a little different. Don’t miss it. We’ll kick it off at 6:20PM and have you guys to groups around 6:50PM. Like I mentioned last week, we are continuing to hear great stories of students growing in the Gospel each week. On behalf of our team, thank you for taking the time each week to make this happen. If you need anything at all as we head into groups or during actual groups, my cell # is below. And with that, here’s our weekly installment of 4 Quick Things:
- CALENDAR UPDATE – We will NOT have LIFEgroups on Oct 17th or 31st. The first date is Fall Break for WCS and the second is Halloween. We are developing a quick strategy for students to initiate Gospel conversations with friends in and around their neighborhood or wherever they are that Halloween night.
- ALL LDR NIGHT W/ WALT BARNES (PLEASE RSVP) – Oct. 28 from 4-6:30PM. Walt will walk all leaders through methods of how to study the Bible and accurately present the Scripture to students in a small group setting. Walt is a gifted communicator with a heart for the Word and students. You’re going to love hearing from him. We’ll have dinner catered in for that meeting. We’re asking for ALL student leaders, both Sunday and Wednesday leadership, to join us that night. To save your spot, email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Walt will be preaching to all students during the 9:30 that morning on Oct. 28. Join us!
- FALL RETREAT/6th GRADE ESCAPE – It’s coming soon. Join us at Jonathan Creek! Registration opens Wednesday, Oct. 3. Can’t wait! Fall Retreat is Nov 16-18 and 6th Grade Escape is Nov 16-17. It’s all on the same campus.
- SUNDAY LUNCH – We are debuting our new connect groups strategy dubbed “Sunday Lunch” on Sunday, Nov 4 for all high school students. Simply put, we want to bolster current student community and at the same time beta test an outreach strategy where students can invite unbelieving friends to church that morning and then go to a house for Sunday Lunch to eat, fellowship, and laugh together. We think the home is a great place to make this happen. They gotta eat right?! It’s all free.
Here’s how we do it – We have set a set host home for each grade (9-12). We’ll send out a permission click form on social media and give the attending students an address to their specific host home. Students will need to RSVP so we know how much food to get. We’re excited to connect with students and their friends from 12:30-2:30PM. We’re encouraging all students to attend either the 11AM or 11:11 service that Sunday, as always. It’s going to be an incredible time of meeting students and their friends. If you’re a high school LIFEgroup leader, we’d love to have you join us at a house for some fun and great conversations. We’ll unpack this strategy on Sunday morning to our high schoolers. Middle school leadership…please be praying for this new venture. With this test we’ll learn a ton and also see if it’s viable for future middle school events as well.
See you all on tomorrow night,